In this post, I’m going to share my Walmart Beauty Box review. This is the first time I got this subscription so I’m excited to share what was included and what I think about it. I’ve written a more detailed post as to what this Walmart beauty subscription is all about, so check it out if you have more questions.
There is nothing that specifically says this is the Fall box, so at first I assumed it was the Winter box, that is until I received another one shortly after. So I’m guessing that one is the Winter 2019 box and this one is the Fall 2018 box.
This is supposed to be a quarterly subscription that is free, but you pay $5 for shipping. Which technically, it isn’t free. Whatever, let’s see what’s included.
Walmart Beauty Box Unboxing
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What's in the Walmart Beauty Box?
Each box is supposed to include an assortment of new beauty product samples that are available at Walmart stores and Walmart.com.
Here’s what was included in the Fall 2018 box:
Biore Charcoal Micellar Cleansing Water
An all-in-one cleanser and makeup remover. Dissolves even heavy makeup without harsh rubbing.
Full size price: $6.47
Full size amount: 10 fl oz
Final thoughts: I won’t be repurchasing this because it stung my face a little. I also don’t think it worked as well as the Garnier micellar water. Additionally, I prefer to wash my face over using cotton pads with any sort of makeup remover. I mainly use the makeup removers for quick clean ups mostly while I’m applying my makeup.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
An iconic mascara that Maybelline claims to be “America’s favorite mascara.” The formula is supposed to condition as it doubles lashes.
Full size price: $4.44
Final thoughts: As makeup has evolved through the last couple of decades, I find it hard to believe this one is still “America’s favorite.” I actually was excited to get it because of the nostalgia factor and because when beauty products are capable of maintaining their shelf space in stores for all these years, they have to be doing something right.
That said, there are better mascaras out there. Maybelline and L’Oreal do a great job with their mascaras, but the formula for this one was just too thin and watery. I like thicker mascara formulas to get full lashes. It would take me a very long time to achieve the lashes I like with this formula so I won’t be repurchasing.
Maybelline Master Precise All Day Liquid Liner
A thin felt tip eyeliner this is supposed to be water- and smudge-proof as well as long wearing.
Full-size price: $6.94
Final thoughts: I loved it and bought the full-size product and will probably repurchase that again when it runs out. This is my favorite part about subscription boxes: I get to try all sorts of makeup in search of those Holy Grail products I will buy over and over again. This is one of those items.
Cetaphil Hydrating Gel Eye-Cream
A hydrating eye gel-cream that is supposed to lock in moisture. Also supposed to brighten and smooth the under-eye area for a well0rested look.
Full size price: $13.43
Full size amount: 0.5 fl oz
Final thoughts: I have dry skin so I liked how this gel-cream made my under eye area feel so I bought and have been using the full-size product. After a few uses, I didn’t notice any brightening and smoothing, but it still felt great on my skin. I won’t repurchase because I need to find a product with anti-aging properties in it as well.
If you have dry skin and aren’t concerned with anti-aging, I would highly recommend this gel-cream.
Nivea 48 hour soothing moisture lotion in aloe vera
This body lotions is supposed to provide normal to dry skin with 48 hours of moisture. The formula is supposed to be lightweight and absorb into the skin fast.
Full size price: $5.48
Full size amount: 16.9 oz
Final thoughts: When I read the ingredients list, I didn’t see any parabens or phthalates, but I’m not sure if those ingredients go by another name. If this actually doesn’t contain those ingredients, I wonder why they wouldn’t have that on the packaging or in the description online. If that’s something that’s important to you, I encourage you to read the label for yourself.
I used the sample I was given and liked it. However, I’m hooked on my Aveeno lotion, so I’m going to stick with it for now.
Hello Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste
A black charcoal toothpaste that is supposed to whiten teeth and fight plaque. Formulated with coconut oil.
Full size price: $4.82
Full size amount: 4 oz
Final thoughts: Brushing my teeth with a black toothpaste is weird. The texture and flavor were typical of any toothpaste, maybe a little runnier, but I’m not sure I have seen any benefits. When I went shopping, I actually added this to my cart but I put it back just because I wasn’t convinced that I need a charcoal toothpaste.
Black Charcoal Bubble Sheet Mask Soo'AE
This is a charcoal sheet mask designed to create bubbles once it has been applied to the face. It is supposed to brighten skin, remove dead skin cells and refine pores.
Full size price: $2.50
Final thoughts: I hated the bubbling sensation and avoid it in my masks at all costs now. This brand does make other great products, it’s just that this one was a real miss for me.
Garnier Whole Blends Oat Delicacy Shampoo & Conditioner
A gentle shampoo and conditioner made with oat milk and rice cream extracts to moisturize hair.
Full size price: $3.47
Full size amount: 12.5 fl oz
Final thoughts: I used this sample and the conditioner felt a little too watery. I like my conditioners to be a little thicker and creamier so I wont use this again. This is just my preference though.
Is the Walmart Beauty Box worth it?
So far, I still think the Walmart Beauty Box is worth the money. This month I received a total of 8 samples, which is more samples than a subscription like ipsy or Play! by Sephora. Yes, those subscriptions offer higher end products, but do those products actually cost more to make that these drugstore products? I don’t know, but what’s most important to me is the product’s quality, not the name or the store I bought it from.
There were some hits and misses in this season’s box and since this was the first one I got, I think I won’t be able to tell if this subscription is worth keeping until I’ve reviewed a few. For now, I’m keeping this subscription.
Fall 2018 Walmart Beauty Box Rating
I gave the Fall 2018 Walmart Beauty Box an unscientific 3.7 stars because there were more misses than hits. There were a couple of products I really liked though and bought the full-size product of. One of those products is probably going to be something I repurchase when it runs out. Read more to find out what that Holy Grail product is. Since this was the first season I've subscribed, I am going to give it a few more season's to decide whether or not I want to stick with it.